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Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity Hybrid Edition with Printed Access Card (24 months) to OWL with Cengage YouBook [Paperback]

John C. Kotz , Paul M. Treichel , John Townsend
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February 18, 2011 1111574987 978-1111574987 8
Master chemistry with the clear explanations, problem-solving strategies, and dynamic learning tools provided by CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL REACTIVITY, Hybrid with OWL, Eighth Edition. Combining thorough instruction with the powerful multimedia tools you need to develop a deeper understanding of general chemistry concepts, the book clearly emphasizes the visual nature of chemistry, illustrating the close interrelationship of the macroscopic, symbolic, and particulate levels of chemistry. Now featuring strong coverage of green/sustainable chemistry, this edition helps you every step of the way to build your problem-solving skills through easy-to-understand worked problems, new problem strategy maps, new Review & Check problems, and more--including to option to download GO CHEMISTRY mini video lectures on to the key topics in the text for quick, on-the-go review on your iTunes, video iPods/iPhones, other personal video players, and QuickTime. The Hybrid edition comes packaged with a code that provides access to OWL and the Cengage YouBook (interactive eBook).

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About the Author

John C. Kotz is an emeritus State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Professor at the College at Oneonta. Educated at Washington and Lee University, as well as Cornell University, he held National Institutes of Health postdoctoral appointments at the University of Manchester Institute for Science and Technology in England and at Indiana University. Professor Kotz has co-authored three textbooks in several editions - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL REACTIVITY, and THE CHEMICAL WORLD - along with the INTERACTIVE GENERAL CHEMISTRY CD-ROM. He also has published research on inorganic chemistry and electrochemistry. He was a Fulbright Lecturer and Research Scholar in Portugal in 1979 and a visiting professor there in 1992, as well as a visiting professor at the Institute for Chemical Education (University of Wisconsin, 1991-1992) and at Auckland University in New Zealand (1999). He also was an invited speaker at a meeting of the South African Chemical Society and at the biennial conference for secondary school chemistry teachers in New Zealand. In addition, a recent tenure as a mentor of the U.S. Chemistry Olympiad Team, Professor Kotz has received numerous honors, including a State University of New York Chancellor's Award (1979), a National Catalyst Award for Excellence in Teaching (1992), the Estee Lectureship in Chemical Education at the University of South Dakota (1998), the Visiting Scientist Award from the Western Connecticut Section of the American Chemical Society (1999), and the first annual Distinguished Education Award from the Binghamton (New York) Section of the American Chemical Society (2001).

Paul M. Treichel, received his B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1958 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1962. After a year of postdoctoral study in London, he assumed a faculty position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as department chair from 1986 through 1995 and was awarded a Helfaer Professorship in 1996. He has held visiting faculty positions in South Africa (1975) and in Japan (1995). Retiring after 44 years as a faculty member in 2007, he is currently Emeritus Professor of Chemistry. During his faculty career he taught courses in general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and scientific ethics. Professor Treichel's research in organometallic and metal cluster chemistry and in mass spectrometry, aided by 75 graduate and undergraduate students, has led to more than 170 papers in scientific journals. He may be contacted by email at

John R. Townsend, Professor of Chemistry at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, completed his B.A. in Chemistry as well as the Approved Program for Teacher Certification in Chemistry at the University of Delaware. After a career teaching high school science and mathematics, he earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry at Cornell University, where he also received the DuPont Teaching Award for his work as a teaching assistant. After teaching at Bloomsburg University, he joined the faculty at West Chester University, where he coordinates the chemistry education program for prospective high school teachers and the general chemistry lecture program for science majors. He has been the university supervisor for more than 60 prospective high school chemistry teachers during their student teaching semester. His research interests are in the fields of chemical education and biochemistry. He may be contacted by email at

Product Details

  • Paperback: 992 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 8 edition (February 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1111574987
  • ISBN-13: 978-1111574987
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boned August 30, 2012
By Matt
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
For the sake of full disclosure, I'll admit I find the whole college textbook industry to be a scam that prays off of people seeking knowledge.
I digress.

This Cengage/OWL/Access code/eBook thing is especially a scam. If your instructor is planning on using the online learning bit for assignments and such then the student is forced to buy new. I bought used for 97 dollars, saved a few bucks (initially) but now I find out the access code is invalid. It had been used previously, but it said the book came with one. Now I can either:
a)buy the access code for 97 more dollars.
b) return the book and buy new
c) just buy the eBook/access code (which happens in options "a" and "b", also)

To buy the access code for this book, one must also buy the eBook, which is why it is $97. In all three cases the student is getting the shaft. In case "b" the good Amazon seller doesn't make money, either. In all three cases the publisher gets ahead. They already made money off the book I tried to buy, but that wasn't enough, I suppose.

They effectively ruined the used book market. Students, as well as the used book sellers, get the raw end of the deal.

If your instructor does NOT plan on using the online access, then everything is cool.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Moneymaking publishing September 2, 2012
By Agreed
Well, I never really take the time to write a review, but in this case I had to make an exception. I completely agree with the other review on here; this really does put a damper on the student's budget to spend money on something that will in essence expire within a short period of time. Unfortunately the class I am taking requires the use of this book and it's access code, forcing me to pay over 200 bucks from the bookstore. Even for the ebook (electronic version of the book) is over priced. I mean, they don't have to print out the book, but they still jack the price up. Problem is if your a student, you don't have a choice and have to spend the money. Sorry everyone, we are all victims in this case ;/
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars missing access card August 19, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The book states it comes with a printed access card for OWL with cengage. There was no card with the book. I am sending this rental book back and being forced to buy a new book with the card, costing me a lot more money. This to me is false advertising and Amazon should stop selling rental books or guarantee that the access card comes with the book. Customer no service said that because it is a used book there is no guarantee of an access card. This is not acceptable!!
J.O'Neal 08-19-2013
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Was very disappointed with the seller! June 11, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
In the description , it stated that the book came with Printed Acess Card, when we received the book it did not contain the Printed Acess Card. This is the reason why we bought the book, if we had known it was not included, we would not have bought the book. I did contact the seller & the seller stated that he did mention the Printed Acess Card was not included & can only be used once, which it has already been used. I felt like we was miss led in buying this book. I was very disappointed with this seller, will not buy anything else from this seller.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars terrible. February 19, 2013
By Kelsie
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The OWL access code is not included even though the title says it is. This is a scam and a waste of money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't trust these people January 15, 2013
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I did not recieve all of the products that were specified in the description of the item, not worth returning though because then ill be out that much more money. Never again will i buy off
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars OWL Access code DOESN"T work! October 15, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I should have listened to the other reviews. While the book arrived promptly and still in the plastic, when I tried to use the access code it said it was used! I checked multiple times to make sure I had entered it correctly. Don't buy here, look elsewhere!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Order from Amazon Seller August 22, 2013
By Brett
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was very scared after reading previous reviews that my OWL access code would not work and I needed the access code for my class. I ordered it from the "Amazon" seller and the book was new and the access code worked. Very pleased with my order.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTELY AWFUL!!
Item description CLEARLY indicated that printed access card was included with rental - very clearly stated in description. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Cameron L. Scott
1.0 out of 5 stars WTF?
Mostly, I buy the solution manual for any college book I buy. I opened this one (The hybrid edition) and it says the ISBN number for the solution manual. I bought it. Read more
Published 26 days ago by linuxer
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful
It did not come with the access code although that's how it was advertised. This should not be advertised this way
Published 4 months ago by Amirah Garwood
4.0 out of 5 stars Book assessment
I found this book to be very detailed and sometimes not easy to follow. It was generally a good book.
Published 4 months ago by Beverly Ann St. Louis
1.0 out of 5 stars Can I get my money back!?
OMG, the only reason why I chose this book was b/c it said it came with access code. But IT IS a total Rip off. Is there anything I can do?
Published 5 months ago by Mari Quiroz
5.0 out of 5 stars correct book with owl account
Received exactly what I ordered. Issue with owl account with key. A chat with cengage fixed everything within minutes. I recommend it.
Published 5 months ago by David
1.0 out of 5 stars Access Code Already Been Used
Just like previous comments had pointed out, the access code of this book had already been used. It looks fine when you get it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Matt
2.0 out of 5 stars Great book, questionable codes.
I purchased this book, and when I went to enter in the code it said it had already been used for the online homework. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Megan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Condition
Well Book was New and the Book it self was unnecessary for my class :), because of the online code.
Published 5 months ago by Milin Amin
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't be happier with the seller
I was extremely wary of purchasing this item due to the unpleasant reviews of not coming with an access code for OWL, which I need for my class. Read more
Published 6 months ago by suruh
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